Megan was raised in the Lake of the Ozarks, got her undergraduate degree from Drury University, and her Master degree from John Hopkins University. She spent four years in Tulsa, Oklahoma working as a teacher before moving to Kansas City. She is passionate about teaching literacy, math and social emotional skills. In her free time she likes to read, walk her dog Bella, and spend time with friends and family.Read More
Ms. Deb Moore started her career with children as a Juvenile Probation Officer after graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Early Childhood and Community Services. Ms. Moore has also worked at the Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services in Wyandotte County, as a teacher in the pilot program for Parents as Teachers in Kansas City, MO, and finally as a teacher at Operation Breakthrough. Today, Ms. Moore works in the Kindergarten classroom.
Ms. Moore has two grown children. Her daughter is a senior prosector working for the State of Missouri and her son is working on furthering his career in Los Angeles, CA. In her spare time, Ms. Moore spends time with family, friends, books and the occasional workout.Read More
“My name is Justine Volkman and I am thrilled to be joining the team at Gordon Parks. I moved to Kansas City five years ago to teach with Teach for America. I started my teaching career at Operation Breakthrough teaching Pre-K for three years. After that I worked abroad creating an early childhood curriculum in Tanzania, Africa. Most recently I was a Kindergarten teacher at Hogan Preparatory Elementary.
I am so excited to have a small student to teacher ratio at Gordon Parks that will allow me to provide each student with the love, attention, and academic rigor that he or she deserves.
I am drawn to the mission and vision of Gordon Parks based on my deeply held belief in nurturing the whole child. I believe that students need to feel safe, seen, and respected in order to learn. My priority in the classroom is to grow students as human beings with kind hearts, curious brains, and brave bodies. I am so grateful to be part of the Gordon Parks community!”Read More
Virginia Hall moved to Kansas City from Louisiana. She worked at Center School District as a Behavior Interventionist Specialist for nine years, In-School Suspension Specialist for two years and tutor in Louisiana with a focus in Math and Science. Ms. Hall was a substitute teacher at Gordon Parks prior to starting full-time in the kindergarten classroom. Ms. Hall also enjoys spending time with her two daughters and family.Read More